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Bug 63587 - smp version does not complete boot on S2460 and S2466
smp version does not complete boot on S2460 and S2466
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-04-15 20:14 EDT by Seth Bardash
Modified: 2008-08-01 12:22 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 11:39:30 EDT
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Description Seth Bardash 2002-04-15 20:14:38 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; Q312461)

Description of problem:
RH Linux versions 2.2.14-5.0smp and 2.2.19-6.2.16smp does not finish booting 
after install has completed and boot hangs system on both the Tyan S2460 and 
the Tyan S2466

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install 6.2 from CD - Completes install
2.Only runs in uniprocessor mode after this
3.Boot smp kernel hangs at PCI_IDE1: BM-DMA at 0xf007-oxf00f......
It never gets to the line that displays hda:disktype

Actual Results:  See steps to reproduce

Single processor version works fine, SMP version hangs on boot
Tried cpu id fix, tried nodma fix, tried updating system and kernel

Expected Results:  It should get through the boot sequence and continue to the 
login prompt.

Additional info:

1) Downloaded kernel 2.2.20 from kernel.org and downloaded updated rpms for 
2) Ran RH 6.2 2.2.14-5.0 in uniprocessor mode.
3) installed required rpm's to get up2date to work correctly (not trivial)
4) ran up2date to bring whole system to latest rev's including 2.2.19-6.2.16 
kernel and source
5) Still found SMP broken
6) Installed 2.2.20 from item 1 above
7) Built kernel and added it to lilo.conf

8) Booted into 2.2.20 smp kernel with no problems!!!!!
Comment 1 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 11:39:30 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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